Distinguished Visitor from the Judiciary
B.A., LL.B., University of the Witwatersrand
From July 1994 to October 2003 Richard J. Goldstone was a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He is presently the Jeremiah Smith,...Continue Reading
From July 1994 to October 2003 Richard J. Goldstone was a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He is presently the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. From 15 August 1994 to September 1996 he served as the Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. From August 1999 until December 2001 he was the chairperson of the International Independent Inquiry on Kosovo that was established by Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson. He is presently the co-chairperson of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association. From 1999 to 2003 he served as a member of the International Group of Advisers of the International Committee of the Red Cross. He is a member of the committee, chaired by Paul A Volcker, appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to investigate allegations regarding the Iraq Oil for Food Program. He is an Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple, London, an Honorary Fellow of St Johns College, Cambridge, and an Honorary Member of the Association of the Bar of New York. He is a Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He serves on a number of boards, including the Human Rights Institute of South Africa, Human Rights Watch, Physicians for Human Rights, the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Center for Economic and Social Rights.